Video - Underwater divers to search Pugneys Country Park for missing Wakefield man

Pugneys Country Park has been closed by police carrying out a search for a missing man.

Specialist underwater search teams have been called to the park and are due to arrive this afternoon (Tuesday).

Police corden at Pugneys Country Park.

Police corden at Pugneys Country Park.

Officers from West Yorkshire Police’s off-road motorbike team and the force’s helicopter are both searching the site.

A Wakefield Council spokeswoman said the site has been closed while the emergency services deal with the incident.

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Officers are in attendance at Pugneys Country Park in Wakefield as part of ongoing enquiries following a missing person report made earlier today (Tuesday) in relation to a 40-year-old local man who has not been seen since Friday, July 31.

“Pugneys has been temporarily closed while a thorough search is made of the area, including the deployment of an underwater search team from Humberside. The public are thanked for their patience during this time.”